ASUU Reveals Date to Suspend Strike, Lectures to Commence Immediately

 
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU has revealed that the ongoing industrial action will not exceed next year 2021.

It could be recalled that the ASUU Strike which started with a warning strike in the march 2020 later degenerated into an official nationwide strike since March 2020 over demands for more funding for public universities and renegotiation of the 2009 FG/ASUU agreement and also Others are outstanding earned academic allowances.

In a bid to suspend the overdue strike, The Federal Government of Nigeria has pleaded with the striking lecturers to return to the classroom after offering to pay the sum of 70Billion out of the 110Billion that was demanded by the striking lecturers.

The federal government through the ministry of Education headed by Adamu Adamu last In a bid to end the eight-month-old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the federal government through the ministry of Education headed by Adamu Adamu last week reconstituted its team on the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement with ASUU.

On the part of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that promised to get back to the federal government after meeting with its branches to consider the offer given by the federal government, the scheduled meeting did not hold due to some unforeseen circumstance. 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has revealed that the ongoing strike may be called off in the first week of January, 2021.

The Union stated clearly that the Nigerian government can't be trusted and as such lecturers will not resume academic activities until the government pays all the earned salaries of the striking teachers.

The Union frantically urged students to get ready to resume in all campuses starting from 3rd of January, 2021 as lectures kickoff immediately. 

It further revealed that the strike will be called off between 1st to 4th of January 2021, this is because the federal government had agreed to pay all earned salaries of lecturers on 31st of December, 2020.

It could also be recalled that the striking teachers distanced themselves from resuming until the federal government released all the earned salaries of the striking lectures and the federal government agreed to pay 70 billion to ASUU on 31st of December, 2020. 

Some university students on Thursday appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to consider the students’ future and resume work in their various institutions.

Some of the students, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, expressed worries and lamented as they appealed for the suspension of the prolonged strike.

The students said that they were tired and frustrated due to the time wasted without any academic achievement.

They said that the strike would make them remain in the university more than it was necessary.



Source: Myschoolnews

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